This year I was lucky enough to receive a scholarship to attend the Eco Farm Conference at Asilomar in Pacific Grove. The conference is held at such a beautiful State Park. Some of my favorite speakers I saw were Sandor Katz, famous fermenter and Bill Olkowski; entomologist and local legend in Berkeley. Both of whom have new books [...]
Here are some photos from our first harvest. It has been a beautiful learning experience. What stuck with me the most at the end of the process is that good honey is the result of a hives healthy relationship with nature and the process of getting it from the comb to the table is one [...]
For years now, I have heard about and seen others grow the three sisters guild and now I am going to plant the corn, beans and squash that make up the guild. This combination of Native American crops aid and nourish each other . What I have learned about the guild is that [...]
I have been helping out at Merritt College over the last few months starting seeds for the plant sale held on May 5th! Come get some beautiful plants of all kinds and support their wonderful horticulture program.
Check out their website for more details.
This morning on my run I found thousands of snails in the neighborhood. The best time to find snails is before the sun comes up and during the wet season. Snails can devour your garden in no time. I collect the snails and feed them to my chickens. The chickens are a bit hesitant [...]
It’s been a while since we checked on our 2 hives in the Haight so I went and took a look today on the way to the record store. Both are doing really well (lots of activity) and I think we’re going to have to expand again soon. Hopefully we’ll be able to score [...]
This is our coop in progress. We have been working on it for about a month when Carl and I have time off together. We looked at a bunch of designs and decided on this “lean to” model. There is a trap door in the floor leading to an enclosed run if we leave [...]
Delicata Squash is so easy and delicious! Get these little guys while you can.
Please note each person will want a half to themselves, plan accordingly.
Preheat oven to 425 F
2-4 Delicata squash Olive oil, butter or ghee (quite a bit) Sea salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste) Fresh [...]
This Monday my new friends Whitney and Luke came over and we picked apples from our old tree in our new back yard in oakland and we made an apple pie together along with a coconut curry corn chowder dinner. We started at 3pm and ate by 8:45.
Gluten Free Pie Crust & Pie [...]